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can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third. there is a pamphlet about hearing dea -- nearing death. this is a dead rabbit.
this is what i am working on now. this is a greeting card that i found, making it embroidered. it is for a very special friend. >> while we were looking at this, i glanced down and this is amazing, and it is on top of a book, it is ridiculous and amazing. >> i am interested in the serendipity of these still life compositions. when he got to the garbage and to see the arrangement of objects that is completely spontaneous. it is probably one of the least thought of compositions. people are getting rid of this stuff. it holds no real value to them, because they're disposing of it. >> we're here in another recology studio with abel. what attracted you to apply for this special program? >> who would not want to come to the dump? but is the first question. for me, being in a situation
that you're not comfortable in has always been the best. >> what materials were you immediately attracted to when you started and so what was available here? >> there are a lot of books. that is one of the thing that hits me the most. books are good for understanding, language, and art in general. also being a graphic designer, going straight to the magazines and seeing all this printed material being discarded has also been part of my work. of course, always wood or any kind of plastic form or anything like that. >> job mr. some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. -- taught me through some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. >> the first thing that attracted me to this was the printed surface. it was actually a poster. it was a silk screen watercolor, about 8 feet long. in terms of the flatwork, i work with a lot of cloddish. so being able to cut into it come at into it, removed parts,
it is part of the process of negotiating the final form. >> how do you jump from the two dimensional work that you create to the three-dimensional? maybe going back from the 3f to 2d. >> everything is in the process of becoming. things are never said or settled. the sculptures are being made while i am doing the collages, and vice versa. it becomes a part of something else. there's always this figuring out of where things belong or where they could parapets something else. at the end goal is to possibly see one of these collage plans be built out and create a structure that reflects back into the flat work. >> thank you so much for allowing "culturewire" to visit this amazing facility and to learn more about the artists in
residence program. is there anything you like our viewers to know? >> we have art exhibitions every four months, and a win by the public to come out. everybody is welcome to come out. we have food. sometimes we have gains and bands. it is great time. from june to september, we accept applications from bay area artists. we encouraged artists from all mediums to apply. we want as many artists from the bay area out here so they can have the same experience. >> how many artists to do your host here? >> 6 artist a year, and we receive about 108 applications. very competitive. >> but everyone should be encouraged to apply. thank you again for hosting us. >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪
>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of
this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography. >> we get to build the community
here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at
night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we
give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast.
some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose
youth and adults to photography classes. okay good afternoon, everyone. thank you very much for coming happy new year i'm ed reiskin i'm the director of transportation and happy to kickoff the new year. san francisco has been a dynamic city during the break i was reading the history of muni how things have changed and required the city to view. we're in a lot of change including in our transportation
system a lot of change is good but it needs to be managed and it's safe and a consistent with the transit first policy. we're here to talk about that. we've got a lot of great partners partners if commercial transportation from the private be sector and companies that they service and our participates in the city. i think you'll hear from the mayor and other speakers we're chronically this issue head on and really going to address something that's are bringing benefits to san francisco and we'll continue to realize those benefits while addressing any issues that this corporate employee shuttle are bringing. without further ado happy to bring up our mayor mayor ed lee >> thank you
(clapping.) well happy new year i want to thank supervisor weiner and supervisor chiu they're for better and improved transportation tom nolan is here as well as his assumes a fact not in evidence i want to thank them and tilly. i want to thank the bay area council jim has been a great contribute to us here in the bay area as we should tell our transportation issues in the city. it's better to start up the conversation with the corporations that are employees and resident are going to figure it out better and working with the commuter shuttle companies as well as the companies that are hiring our residents.
it's a great opportunity to talk about this because guess what our transportation needs are great and we reflected that i think in a serious document we recently rolled the transportation documented that ed reiskin 2rikd so much to envisioning our needs. today, we're talking about a challenge something that is a recent phenomena but been in the eyes of the folks it's the commuter shuttle that have been taking our resident and others to their jobs and be it a silicon valley company or medical compass or university the shuttles are here and they've been helpful in that but for them possibly we could see
45 thousand additional vehicle millions on our roadways or some 11 thousand tons of cashing emissions on our streets. they've become an invariable source and i support the fact s that employees are figuring out ways to get their employees safely to work. up to this point the city was uncoordinated it was within our muni zones or on certain busy streets of our city. having said that we wanted to make a coordinated effort to capture for information to work with the companies who's employees are on those buses and work with the shuttle companies themselves why with them at a
higher level coordination but happenstance b will get you into dallas and having conflicts in those muni zones and causing problems for bicyclists or causing buses to stop if the transport lanes without coordination. i know the more recent voices have been identifying those for the purposes of political agenda and rhetoric the buses are symbolic of other things i know our transportation experts and people in the city see this as a contribution to preventing for congestion on our streets. so today, we're here to announce an agreement with the city with the participation of the company's and the bay area
council and want to thank them and the corporate leaders announce an agreement for the next 18 months we will have an agreed upon approach to the use of our muni zones with a shared use of those commuter shuttles in those zones. and we're going to focus on about 2 hundred of those zones out of the 2 thousand 5 hundred muni zones in the city. those are the ones we have studied for the past year and a half as to where the bulk of the picks up are had and we're going to coordinate this and have the cost recovery. it will be an agreement that reflects about $100,000 a year for the use of those muni zones
but it will signal an identification of the people using that. they'll have to have permission to use those zones and it will have rules that reiskin will go into but respecting the minnesota lines and a making sure that certain rules their abated but for the commuter shuttle so that they're not in the way of our muni lines and also causing any further congestion or shock to the emergency e 1906. we wanted to signal an agreement on a approach that has a set of rules and has signage to let people know they're there and also a set of rules that suggest their b be there in a times and
places where they'll respect the other modes of transportation that we want to have in the city. we think that with this coordinated approach we'll receive better data for our sfmta to consider for future improvements and have a ground function to talk with the commuter shuttle services and we'll have some good data to share with our companies with the practices of the employees and where the best pickup times and how they'll add value to a more efficient and safe transportation system. this is the purpose of today's announcement. as to begin this coordination but to get a cost recovery open that with the agreement but to signal we want to do that well, and right with better
coordination with the muni zones for picking up their employees. i think this will lead to even better situations where if it would get literally out of hand if we didn't have the dialyses that we should be having. this is a signal to everybody i think shuttles are here to stay but they've obligate to be better coordinated and aligned with our municipal system. we've studied it i know there of the a strategic study done and we're building upon that but there's been a provision in the last 2 and a half years we have some 4 hundred shuttle companies that exit in the city. we didn't know up until now where the roulettes are and the
safety practices they can be boyd by. this is a start of a coordinating body. i want to thank the sfmta as we start in coordination it may not be fast enough for everybody but we need to do this in a solid way with good conversations we expect to have like microsoft so google to xbox and all the other companies we're working with whether their employees are going south and come back and to coordinate the schedules and time framed. there are a number of companies it's not just the ones we've announced there's hospital xhupsz and orange county other
campuses. we want them to make sure they're talking with us about that information we need to improve the symptom for everyone. you mean the goal should be the same. we're trying to get people to work that's the practical part trying to make sure there isn't cross purposes on issues of safety for our muni system. i think we're going to be better at it and i think with this newly found few minutes ago and good collaboration we'll get better and i know there's a lot of questions about this and we'll be glad to answer them but we'll be glad to talk about this (clapping.) thank you, mr. mayor. i didn't mention this but you're in the muni line management system. the he men and women who work
here are charged with making sure the muni vehicles can get through the students of san francisco as efficiently as possible that's part of what we need to do to advance the policy this was adapted by the board of supervisors back in 1973 that transit policy is placed in the a charter and it's the charge of the sfmta and it's board of supervisors to implement that policy. the framework we're talking about is a permanent system is something that's subject to the approval by sfmta board of supervisors. we've been working on this idea with the private sector for the last couple of years after the good work done by the transportation authority in 2011. we have a proposal final list we'll bring to the board on january 21st.
we've been keeping them updated we went to our policy and governs committee to provide opportunity for any public comment? and ultimately that will be the board of supervisors that will adapt this to make sure we're vance the transit first policy. i'll note that while muni is by far the largest transit provider our ridership is equal to all agencies combined. if you look at the collective ridership their equality to a big part of bringing transit to the bay area in a way that compliments what the bay agency it doing. it will be the feet of the board
of supervisors i'm pleased to bring up tom nolan >> i have a good feeling about the vote on the 21st president norwegian. we want to shift the modes of transportation in san francisco to get more and more people on bikes and walking and this is an important step forward. we're pleased to be part of this and working with those fine companies and continuing to work with the bay companies. this is huge 45 thousand is not insignificant and this is a big step forward for the entire city. thank you (clapping) my so the people who are elected by the people of san francisco to represent them have been on the frontline of the concerns about the shuttles and their impacts on the neighborhoods and
transit system we're fortunate to have great leadership on city hall on the board of supervisors and the transportation commission who have been sharing their feedback and giving us their input and bringing leadership to you'll of the transportation in san francisco not the least of this issue. i'm pleased to be with david chiu >> i want to thank you and all the men and women that behind me who have addressed a series of headaches i know within councilmember kersey district. in recent years we've seen a wild, wild west open our streets this is a way to bring order to our city and asking companies to pay a fair share. the fact is the men and women
behind us have been thinking intellectually and based on facts what rules we need to make sure we're minimizing congestion on our streets and folks not to have to travel in private cars or be in vehicles where a multiple people are and our roads are are properly maintained. i want to thank all the companies with working with our sfmta and the mayor to get it right. we're going to get it right and that work will help us to grow as a 21st century. it's fitting in this press conventions you have mayor ed lee and other supervisors we
will l be asking voters to help are the infrastructure. i want to thank the technology companies and the world leading companies who are helping us and i know they'll be working side to side with us to make sure we're building a transit system for san francisco. so thank you very much for being here (clapping.) thank you, president chiu were. one of the representatives supervisor weiner not only represents the district of people who are benefiting but he's become one the regions strongest voices. he's one of the cities representatives on the city commission and he was in the task force and has become an advocate for muni and
transportation he's not miscarried to take on difficult issues and this one fits the bill i'm happy to be joined by supervisor weiner (clapping.) so as ed noted district 8 which is the castro and parts of the mission and other neighborhoods has been we've been on both sides of this issue. i have a lot of commits who rally on those shuttles day in and anti who need to get to work and we also have a lot of shuttles going through our neighborhoods that has caused concerns about the bus stops and other issue. i'm really thrilled that the mta it moving forward with a
balanced prove that to have better coordination particularly with our bus stops and making sure the shultsz can use them and have cost recovery for the use of those stops. as well as making sure that the muni buses can efficiently use them. you but looking at the bigger picture we need to stop politicizing people's ability to get to work. thousands and thousands even if san franciscans san francisco residents some people who just moved here or lived here for decades thousands of san franciscans rally on those shuttle to get to work and earn a livelihood everyday we need to stop politicizing their ability to do. we need to recognize we've also had many san francis